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90 Fascinating Baptism Quotes For Spiritual Inspiration

90 Fascinating Baptism Quotes For Spiritual Inspiration

Baptism marks a great spiritual act — the initiation into faith, purification, and rebirth.

It’s a transformative ritual for all who seek a commitment to a life guided by spiritual principles.

Here are the best baptism quotes I could find online to reflect on the essence and symbolism of this sacred ceremony. 

May they resonate in your soul, shaping your life with purpose and guiding you on your spiritual journey!

10 Most Beautiful Baptism Quotes

1. “The grace of being is gift of baptism by washing in water. And in spirit of Christ Jesus.” — Lailah Gifty Akita

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2. “Baptism in the Holy Spirit belongs to them that believe and are not of this world.” — Sunday Adelaja

3. “Baptism is the initial step of a faithful heart.” — Max Lucado

4. “Baptism is faith in action.” — Watchman Nee

5. “At Baptism, I received grace — that quality that makes me share in the very nature of God.” — Mother Angelica

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6. “We are called to live our baptism every day, as new creatures, clothed in Christ.” — Pope Francis

7. “God brings men into deep waters not to drown them, but to cleanse them.” — John H. Aughey

8. “Living in the present moment is the recurring baptism of the soul, forever purifying every new day with a new you.” — Alaric Hutchinson

9. “Baptism is the door of the spiritual life and the gateway to the sacraments.” — Thomas Aquinas

10. “Jesus made saving repentance possible, and He made baptism meaningful.” — John H. Groberg

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Inspiring Baptismal Quotes

1. “When we were baptized we took upon us not only the name of Christ but also the law of obedience.” — Robert D. Hales

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2. “Baptism is the catalyst to spiritual maturity, not the sign of having attained it.” — JS Greer

3. “A man who knows that he is saved by believing in Christ does not, when he is baptized, lift his baptism into a saving ordinance. In fact, he is the very best protester against that mistake, because he holds that he has no right to be baptized until he is saved.” — Charles Spurgeon

4. “Baptism is, in fact, much more than a ritual conferring membership in a community, as many people conceive it nowadays. It is a process of birth, through which a new dimension of life opens out.” — Peter C. Seewald

5. “In baptism one returns to the state of creation…  when all humanity was unified.” — L Michael White

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6. “Baptism is rich in meaning. It suggests cleansing. When you are a disciple, you understand that you are cleansed by Christ. You understand that Christ died in your place on the cross, paying for your sins, fully forgiving you for all your wrongs. You are cleansed from guilt, and you are becoming a cleaner, healthier, more whole person.” — Brain D. McClaren

7. “To obtain religion that will save us in the presence of God, we must obtain the Holy Ghost, we must believe in the Lord Jesus, then repent of our sins, that is, forsake them, then go forward and be immersed in water for the remission of sins, then receive the laying on of hands.” — Lorenzo Snow

8. “And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized, and wash your sins away, calling on his name (Acts 22;16)” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

9. “The Church does not dispense the sacrament of baptism in order to acquire for herself an increase in membership but in order to consecrate a human being to God and to communicate to that person the divine gift of birth from God.” — Hars Urs Von Balthasar

10. “Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.” — Mark 16:16

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11. “If you accept the belief that baptism incorporates us in the mystical body of Christ, into the divine DNA, then you might say that the Holy Spirit is present in each of us, and thus we have the capacity for the fullness of redemption, of transformation.” — Fr. Thomas Keating

12. “To be baptized is a sign that everything we are — work and play, personality and character, commitments and passions, family, and ethnicity — is gathered up and given shape and definition by our identity as one of God’s own children.” ― Thomas G. Long

13. “Baptism is an outward expression of an inward faith.” — Watchman Nee

14. “I take thee at thy word: Call me but love, and I’ll be new baptized; Henceforth I never will be Romeo.” ― William Shakespeare

15. “Baptism, then, is not what produces salvation. It ‘saves’ in that it reflects a heart decision: a pledge of loyalty to the risen Savior.” ― Michael S. Heiser

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16. “For all Christians, baptism embodies release from yesterday’s sin and receipt of tomorrow’s promise: going under the water, the old self is buried in the death of Christ; rising from the water the self is new, joined to the resurrected Christ.” ― Dorothy C. Bass

17. “Baptism of holy spirit is the necessity of a new birth.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

18. “Being by the sea is like a permanent baptism; the light and air hypnotizes, and your soul is washed by vastness.” ― Iain Pears

19. “In all facets of life — whether money, clothes, work, education, politics, cars, entertainment, or anything else — and in every decision involving these, Christians need to strive with their baptism against the flesh, not with the flesh against the Spirit!” ― Kurt E. Marquart

20. “Racism, sexism, heightism, ageism… the only do-goodism is baptism!” ― George T. Taylor

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Insightful Baptism Quotes 

1. “Your baptism is a step of obedience, a leap of faith, and the beginning of a walk with the Lord that will last forever.” — Unknown

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2. “We are members of God’s family. One faith, one hope, and one baptism.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

3. “It takes a lot of courage, to be baptized in his name, to die to the old self and be forever change. May God bless your life for stepping out for him, proclaiming unto others the faith you have within.” — M.S. Lowndes

4. “When we understand our baptismal covenant and the gift of the Holy Ghost, it will change our lives and will establish our total allegiance to the kingdom of God. When temptations come our way, if we will listen, the Holy Ghost will remind us that we have promised to remember our Savior and obey the commandments of God.” — Robert D. Hales

5. “Because to us in Baptism, a new life He hath given, a better birth than that of earth, and made us heirs of Heaven.” — Cecil Frances Alexander

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6. “Baptism is bowing before the Father and letting Him do his work.” — Max Lucado

7. “Rejoice! For today is the day you take your first steps with the Lord. Walk beside Him always and you shall never lose your way.” — Unknown

8. “In order to live a life of holiness, we must first receive new life from God — we must be born from above.” — J. Vernon McGee

9. “May you always remember this day, and may God’s joy, love, and peace fill you through all your tomorrows.” — Unknown

10. “That is the best baptism that leaves the man cleanest inside.” ― Henry Ward Beecher

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11. “One Lord, one faith, and one baptism.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

12. “When the convert emerges from the water, the world seems changed. The world has not changed, it is always wonderful and horrible, iniquitous and filled with beauty. But now, after baptism, the eyes that see the world have changed.” ― Liturgy Training Publications

13. “At your baptism, you decide to carry the cross to put your old nature to death. Your conduct daily must testify your resolve to abide with the will of God.” ― douglaskiogoraquotes

14. “It is because baptism is a real insertion of human beings into the ascended manhood of Christ that the Church is Christ’s own body, flesh of his flesh, and bone of his bones.” ― E.L. Mascall

15. “There are two sides to this Baptism: The first is, you possess the Spirit; The second is that the Spirit possesses you.” — Smith Wigglesworth

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16. “How do you know yourself to be a son of God in fact as well as in name?” Answer: “Because I am baptized in the name of God the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.” — John Calvin

17. “By Baptism we are made flesh of the Crucified.” ― Pope Leo I

18. “In baptism, new Christians become part of a body of fellow believers who are called to spiritually encourage one another and hold one another responsible for consistent Christian living.” — Tony Campolo

19. “Lent is a time of grace, a time to convert and live out our baptism fully.” ― Pope Francis

20. “God’s Spirit is like a ‘living spring.’ It gives life to our journey, heals us, brings love and meaning, Turn to Jesus, a source of goodness.” — Phil Mitchell

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See also: 130 Quotes About God’s Goodness To Strengthen Your Faith

Baptism Bible Quotes

1. “Jesus answered, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.'” — John 3:5

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2. “For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body — Jews or Greeks, slaves or free — and all were made to drink of one spirit.” — 1 Corinthians 12:13

3. “Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.” — 1 Peter 3:21

4. “Whoever welcomes a child in My name, welcomes Me.” — Luke 9:46-48

5. “For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.” — Galatians 3:27

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6. “You must be born again.” — John 3:7

7. “And this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also — not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a clear conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ.” — 1 Peter 3:21

8. “Every good and perfect gift is from above…” — James 1:17

9. “There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” — Ephesians 4:4-6

10. “For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good, to give you a future and a hope.” — Jeremiah 29:11

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11. “Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.” — Romans 6:4

12. “For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” — Galatians 3:26—28

13. “I have held thee in the palm of mine hand.” — Isaiah 51:16

14. “You are the One who put me together inside my mother’s body, and I praise You because of the wonderful way You created me. Everything You do is marvelous! Of this I have no doubt.” — Psalm 139:13

15. “So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.” — Ephesians 4:4-6

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16. “You have been taught the holy Scriptures from childhood, and they have given you the wisdom to receive the salvation that comes by trusting in Christ Jesus.” — 2 Timothy 3:15

17. “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” — Acts 2:41

18. “And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”” — Acts 2:38

19. “I myself did not know him, but he who sent me to baptize with water said to me, “He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain, this is he who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.”” — John 1:33

20. “And now why do you wait? Rise and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on his name.” — Acts 22:16

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Lovely Quotes For A Child’s Baptism

1. “Every child born into the world is a new thought of God, an ever fresh and radiant possibility.” — Kate Douglas Wiggins

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2. “Dear child of God, you may be small, but today you took a major leap in your faith.” — Unknown

3. “May God pour out his blessings on you today as you walk in his abundance and live in his love.” — Unknown

4. “A baptism is a massive commitment and one that embraces your faith. We know that it will be your first step on the road to a life filled with the love of God.” — Unknown

5. “Be brave, be strong and courageous, do not be afraid, do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” — Joshua 1:9

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6. “May you grow to understand your place in His Kingdom and His place in your heart.” — Unknown

7. “On your baby’s christening, this brings a prayer for God’s loving guidance and everlasting care; for blessings and happiness all your life through, not only for baby, but also for you.” — Unknown

8. “You, my child, are proof that the Lord is full of blessings.” — Unknown

See also: 140 Blessing Quotes To Awaken Your Gratefulness

9. “If a spring has not been opened in a soul, a spring of living water from God’s own Son, no waters can flow and there is no life in you.” — G.V. Wigram

10. “Infant baptism when practiced can be no more than an expression of the faith and hope of the parents that their child will ultimately be saved.” — Lewis Sperry Chafer

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11. “I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” — John The Baptist 

12. “Children are a gift from the Lord, a child is a reward from Him.” — Psalm 127:3

13. “On your baptism day, my heart swells with love, joy, and pride.” — Unknown

14. “From today on, you shall walk beside the Lord. Fear nothing, love all, and follow His ways in everything.” — Unknown

15. “We bring them Lord, in thankful hands, And yielding them up to Thee; Joyful that we ourselves are Thine, Thine let our offspring be.” — John H. Gower

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16. “Perhaps this is the moment for which you have been created.” — Esther 4:14

17. “My dear child, you were baptized in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Worry not; I am with you always. Walk in happiness.” — Unknown

18. “And the child grew strong in spirit.” — Luke 1:80

19. “I entered the water as naked as when my mother bore me. When I first touched the cold water I felt a shudder go through me, then the shudder was transformed into a sensation of wakefulness.” ― Tayeb Salih

20. “You are a child of God, you are wonderfully made, dearly loved, and precious in His sight.” — Psalm 139

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Wrapping It Up

I hope these baptism quotes reminded you that baptism is not merely a ritual but a powerful act that connects us to a higher purpose and a life filled with faith and joy.

90 Fascinating Baptism Quotes For Spiritual Inspiration